Book Review - Trailblazer Guide - Offa's Dyke Path
This book is a new edition to the Trailblazer catalogue and features one of my favourite long distance trails. Outwardly benign this walk offers some challenging walking amidst some of Britain's finest scenery. Most of the time you will be able to enjoy the walk in relative solitude although this excellent guide may help increase interest in this National Trail.
The usual Trailblazer recipe for success with a tried and tested formula of background information, maps and route description. Keith carter knows his stuff and passes on his hard won knowledge so that you can set out assured that there is not much more information to discover allowing you to relax and enjoy the walk.
The primary aim of this book is to provide information for the walker doing the whole route. However a recent innovation with these guides is the inclusion of information for those taking day walks or short breaks. This adds to the value of the guides and supplementary information on public transport options helps those doing short sections. This new feature has seen me use this guide more than many others as I prefer to walk long distance trails in sections as it suits my lifestyle.
Verdict – Well done Trailblazer. Another wonderful guide that provides easy reading at home during the preparation period and then justifies its inclusion in your rucksack as you set out from the River Severn bound for Prestatyn.
Review date - 25th February 2008 - Reviewed by LJ